Kennedy Half Dollars - As 1963 drew to a close, there was a strong public outcry for a coin to honor our martyred President. Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to issue a half dollar coin bearing President Kennedy's likeness. Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts designed the obverse with a bust of John F. Kennedy. Frank Gasparro designed the reverse featuring the presidential coat of arms. Since its debut in 1964, Kennedy Halves have been a favorite among collectors. These coins are a cherished keepsake not only for Americans, but also for the late President’s foreign admirers.
Kennedy Half Dollar coins are widely popular because of who it honors and the major historical event that took place that fateful day. The Kennedy Halves make a great investment for any collector. Complete with high value, the Kennedy Half Dollar coins will provoke several stories about history and the former President.
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